Now that the state government has announced a total ban on single-use plastic items beginning September, Jorgji, a composting company managed by a Bardon resident, has stepped up to offer a line of eco-friendly products that people can use instead.
Earlier in March 2021, the Queensland Government announced their new plastic pollution reduction plan, dubbed “Tackling plastic waste”. Starting the 1st of September 2021, all single-use plastic items such as plastic straws, cutlery, bowls and plates, stirrers, and food containers will be banned throughout the state.
As a result, the need for viable alternatives arises. A greener alternative to single-use plastic foodware items are containers fashioned from more natural materials. The composting company Jorgji intends to do its part by selling compostable packaging made from 100% sugarcane bagasse.
Member of Parliament Julian Simmonds was able to meet with Ross Fazel, the Bardon resident who manages Jorgji, earlier in April.
It was great to meet with Bardon resident Ross yesterday to discuss his innovative business Jorgji. Jorgji’s unique…Julian Simmonds MP on Thursday, April 8, 2021
Businesses in the food service industry will be able to make use of fully compostable food containers perfect for takeaway, ensuring that they’ll be able to stay in business while adhering to the upcoming single-use plastic ban. Some of Jorgji’s bagasse foodware items include but are not limited to biodegradable bowls, boxes, and coffee cup lids.